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5 Partners: Prahlad Kakar, Sumer Verma, Umeed Mistry, Parth Amin and Jose Dominic

Lacadives, India’s premier SCUBA diving operator has trained over five thousand beginners besides hosting countless certified divers from all over the globe.  Led by a team of expert, qualified, professionally trained divers, Lacadives brings expertise and a passion for diving to your doorstep. Founded by Ad-guru and entrepreneur  Prahlad Kakar, himself a CMAS 2 Star Diving Instructor, Lacadives has a vision to safely and expertly impart their training modules to  open up the wonders of the sea and its amazing marine life, to new comers enthusiastic about this least explored water dimension of our planet.

Our operations currently include our centers in Wandoor and Chidiya Tapu, in the Andaman Islands, two mainland operations in Mumbai and Bangalore and a live-aboard network for the best dive destinations all over the world.  We are also proudly affiliated with the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Environmental Team (ANET) – the leading research and conservation NGO in the Andaman Islands.   The variety of dive destinations we offer, complimented by our ability to cater to divers as beginners as well as of all skill levels and our affiliation with conservation organizations such as ANET, ensures that an experience with Lacadives is exciting, educative and memorable.

Mumbai, Bandra & Wandoor, Chidiya Tapu - ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS



Mr. Prahlad Kakar

Ad-man, hat collector, tea connoisseur, cigar manufacturer, restaurant owner and CMAS 2 Star Diving Instructor, Prahlad Kakar is the man behind the creation of Lacadives. His enthusiasm for the sport and the seas has inspired many to take the plunge.

Mr. Sumer Verma & Mr. Umeed Mistry

The working partners of Lacadives, Sumer (CMAS Course Director #INDXM310000080) and Umeed (PADI Staff Instructor #473455) have been diving the waters of India for the last 17 years and are two of the most experienced dive instructors & underwater photographers in the country. Their underwater imagery has earned them many national and international awards, and their work has appeared in a number of magazines, books and a variety of education material. They are both passionate educators who are constantly striving to increase awareness about the beauty and fragility of the underwater world, whether by teaching diving and photography, or conducting awareness programs in schools. Dividing their time between the Andaman Islands, the Lakshadweep Islands and their photo assignments, Sumer and Umeed have done more than 12,000 dives in these waters. In-tune and completely besotted by the wonders of the sea, they are a pleasure to dive and learn with.


Mr. Parth Amin

Avid Diver, CMAS 3* Divemaster and Founder, Chairman and CEO of SLK Group, Parth has brought much needed business discipline to Lacadives to help fulfil its dream of sustainability and growth.

Mr. Jose Dominic

 Managing Director and CEO of CGH Earth, Mr. Dominic has over thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry and has been kind enough to join the board of directors of Lacadives as advisor; bringing with him, his unique vision of transformational experience hospitality.



With an ever growing pool of dedicated instructors trained to the highest international standards of PADI, Lacadives today embodies the spirit of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, the father of SCUBA diving. It is in his words that we have found our truth; may we be blessed to share this gift with all.


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Contact Info

+919619690898 / +91 9820890948
Bungalow 14 C, Boran Road, Opposite Elco Market, Off Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050


Trip advisor award
PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center


PADI, DAN and CMAS members

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